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Joshua J. Lynch

Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Addiction medicine; opioid crisis; telemedicine and medication-assisted treatment and linkage to care for people with substance use disorders; critical care transport

Portrait of Joshua J. Lynch, University at Buffalo opioid and addiction medicine expert.

Joshua J. Lynch is a national leader in addiction medicine and an expert on how to improve access to medication-assisted treatment for people with substance use disorders.

Lynch can speak to media about the opioid crisis and the role of emergency medicine physicians in expanding access to medication-assisted treatment for people with substance use disorders.

He is the founder and medical director of New York MATTERS, a statewide program that provides medication-assisted treatment to opioid use disorder patients in emergency departments and rapidly transitions them into long-term treatment at a community clinic of their own choosing, all within about 24-48 hours. He can discuss the efficacy of New York MATTERS and programs like it at providing long-lasting treatment for persons with substance use disorders.

In Western New York, he has served as a membe of the Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force.

CONTACT:

Joshua J. Lynch, DO
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
Founder and Medical Director, New York MATTERS (Medication for Addiction Treatment & Electronic Referrals) program
Emergency Medicine Physician,
UBMD Emergency Medicine, Erie County Medical Center and Kaleida Health

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